Event Summary

Voyages of Chinese Admiral Zheng He begin

Date

1405

Description

Voyages of Chinese Admiral Zheng begin; he sails across Indian Ocean as far as East Africa; his fleet consisted of several hundred vessels, some of which were 400' longand had nine masts; these voyages continued until 1434 when new Ming emperor stopped China's outward maritime adventures.

Lecture

Exploration/Discovery

Timeline 1

Europe's Maritime Reconnaissance, 1350-1640

Record ID

134